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Idris Elba and Uzo Aduba are double winners as diversity rules at the SAG Awards

Published 31/01/2016

Idris Elba
Idris Elba

Idris Elda went home with two accolades at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday evening (39Jan16).

British star Idris Elba and Uzo Aduba were the big winners at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night (30Jan16).

In what appeared to be a cultural poke at Oscars voters, who failed to nominate any black or minority actors or filmmakers for major Academy Awards honours, the SAG Awards were all about diversity.

Elba picked up the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries and Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role trophies for Luther and Beasts of No Nation, respectively, while Aduba claimed the Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series prize and then joined her Orange is the New Black co-stars onstage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles to collect the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

There were also big wins for Viola Davis and Queen Latifah.

Jeffrey Tambor's transgender role in Transparent earned him a Male Actor award, and Alicia Vikander picked up the Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role honour for her role as the wife of transsexual artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.

Meanwhile, Bree Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio all but stamped their names on their first Academy Awards next month (Feb16) after picking up the top movie acting honours for Home and The Revenant. The pair have emerged as clear favourites for the Oscars' top actress and actor prizes.

And the stars of Spotlight picked up the Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture honour.

The full list of winners is:

Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture - Spotlight

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role - Bree Larson (Home)

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture - Mad Max: Fury Road

Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black)

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries - Queen Latifah (Bessie)

Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries - Idris Elba (Luther)

Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series - Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series - Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series - Downton Abbey

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series - Game of Thrones

Life Achievement Award - Carol Burnett

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